Publications (undergraduate authors underlined)

PDFs of all publications are available upon request if you cannot access at the links below. Undergraduate authors are underlined.

29. Phillips, J.G., T.J. Hagey, M. Hagemann, and E.J. Gering. 2024. Analysis of morphological change during a co-invading assemblage of lizards in the Hawaiian Islands. Evolutionary Biology. In press.

28. Phillips, J.G. 2023. Book review: Lizards of the world: a guide to every family. Herpetological Review 54(1):155–156.

27. Niemiller, M.L., E.T. Carter, D.B. Fenolio, A.G. Gluesenkamp, and J.G. Phillips. 2022. Drivers of subterranean colonization and diversification in cave-dwelling salamanders. IN Cave Biodiversity: Speciation and Diversity of Subterranean Fauna (ed. J. Wynne), pp. 224–264. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.


26. Campbell Grant, E.H., K.P. Mulder, A.B. Brand, D.B. Chambers, A. Wynn, G. Capshaw, M.L. Niemiller, J.G. Phillips, S.R. Kuchta, and R.C. Bell. 2022. Speciation with gene flow in a narrow endemic West Virginia cave salamander (Gyrinophilus subterraneus). Conservation Genetics 23:727–744. doi.org/10.1007/s10592-022-01445-7


25. Ålund, M., B. Harper, S. Kjærnested, J.E. Ohl, J.G. Phillips, J. Sattler, J. Thompson, J.E. Vargas, S. Wargenau, J.W. Boughman, and J. Keagy. 2022. Sensory environment affects Icelandic threespine stickleback’s anti-predatory escape behavior. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289:20220044. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0044


24. Merino, C., C. Iturbe-Sarunic, B.G. Miller, C.E. Parent, J.G. Phillips, S. Pino, J.M. Garrido, A. Arenas, and J. Zamora. 2022. Snailed it! Inside the shell: using augmented reality as a window into biodiversity. Frontiers in Education 7:933436. doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.933436


23. Roell, Y.E., J.G. Phillips, and C.E. Parent. 2021. Effect of topographic complexity on species richness in the Galápagos Islands. Journal of Biogeography 48:2645–2655. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14230


22. Phillips, J.G., T.M. Linscott, A.M. Rankin, A.C. Kraemer, N.F. Shoobs, and C.E. Parent. 2020. Archipelago-wide patterns of diversity and divergence among an endemic radiation of Galápagos land snails. Journal of Heredity 111:92–102. doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esz068


21. Ålund, M., N. Emery, B. Jarrett, K. MacLeod, H. McCreery, N. Mamoozadeh, J.G. Phillips, J. Schossau, A. Thompson, A. Warwick, K. Yule, E. Zylstra, and E. Gering. 2020. Academic ecosystems must evolve to support a sustainable postdoc workforce. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:777–781. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1178-6


20. Hirano, T., N. Recla, I. Oiler, J.G. Phillips, and C.E. Parent. 2020. Use of tree resin as a food source by Galápagos land snails: a novel hypothesis for the fossilization of snails in amber Journal of Molluscan Studies 86:263–266. doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyaa014


19. Phillips, J.G., S.E. Burton, M.M. Womack, E. Pulver, and K.E. Nicholson. 2019. Biogeography, systematics, and ecomorphology of Pacific island anoles. Diversity 11:141. doi.org/10.3390/d11090141


18. Bonett, R.M., J.G. Phillips, N.M. Ledbetter, S.D. Martin, and L. Lehman. 2018. Rapid phenotypic evolution following shifts in life cycle complexity. The Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285:20172304. doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2304


17. Phillips, J.G., D.B. Fenolio, S.L. Emel, and R.M. Bonett. 2017. Hydrologic and geologic history of the Ozark Plateau drive phylogenomic patterns in a cave-obligate salamander. Journal of Biogeography 44:2463–2374. doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13047


16. Nicholson, K.E., C. Guyer, and J.G. Phillips. 2017. Biogeographic origin of mainland Norops (Squamata: Dactyloidae). In Assumptions Inhibiting Progress in Comparative Biology (eds. B.I. Crother, L.R. Parenti), pp. 169–184. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Available HERE.


15. Martin, S.M., D.B. Shepard, M.A. Steffen, J.G. Phillips, and R.M. Bonett. 2016. Biogeography and colonization history of plethodontid salamanders from the Interior Highlands of eastern North America. Journal of Biogeography 43:410–422. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12625


14. Phillips, J.G. 2016. Updated geographic distributions of Michigan herpetofauna; A synthesis of old and new sources. Journal of North American Herpetology 2016:45–69. https://doi.org/10.17161/jnah.vi1.11925


13. Phillips, J.G., J. Deitloff, C. Guyer, S. Huetteman, and K.E. Nicholson. 2015. A novel phylogeographic pattern and status of the mainland Norops humilis species group (Squamata: Dactyloidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:143. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0391-4


12.  Sunyer, J., K.E. Nicholson, J.G. Phillips, J. Gubler, and L. Obando. 2013. Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) of the Corn Islands, Caribbean Nicaragua. Check List 9(6):1383–1390. doi: 10.15560/9.6.1383


Natural History Notes


11. Phillips, J. G. 2018 Geographic Distribution. Graptemys geographica (Northern Map Turtle). Herpetological Review 49(3):501. Available HERE


10. Anwar, A.M., D.B. Nguyen, R.C. Swyden, C.D. Siler, J.G. Phillips, M.A. Steffen and T.M. Linscott. 2016. Geographic Distribution. Thamnophis sauritus (Eastern Ribbonsnake). Herpetological Review 47(1):77–78. Available HERE


9. Phillips, J.G., J. Sunyer, and K.E. Nicholson. 2015. First record of the Norops humilis from Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2:361–363. Available HERE


8. Phillips, J.G., D. Laurencio, S. Burton, E. Wostl, and K.E. Nicholson. 2015. First recorded female specimen of Norops fungosus. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2:134–135. Available HERE


7. Phillips, J. G. 2015. Geographic Distribution. Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake). Herpetological Review 46(2):220. Available HERE


6. Phillips, J. G. 2015. Geographic Distribution. Thamnophis sauritus (Eastern Ribbonsnake). Herpetological Review 46(4):578. Available HERE


5. Phillips, J. G. and S. L. Hannebaum 2015. Geographic Distribution. Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko). Herpetological Review 46(2):217. Available HERE


4. Phillips, J.G., J. Sunyer, L. Obando, B. Aleman, S. Robleto, J. Gubler, and K.E. Nicholson. 2014. Leptodrymus pulcherrimus. Coloration. Herpetological Review 45:711. Available HERE


3. Steffen, M.A., J.G. Phillips, and R.M. Bonett. 2014. Paedomorphic Eurycea tynerensis. Terrestrial egg-laying. Herpetological Review 45:473–474. Available HERE


2. Phillips, J.G. and K.E. Nicholson. 2013. Bolitoglossa lignicolor. Prehensility. Herpetological Review 44:489. Available HERE


1. Phillips, J.G, and K.E. Nicholson. 2011. Anolis laeviventris. Defense Behavior. Herpetological Review 42:426–427. Available HERE